At the dawn of the new atheist movement, the thinkers who became known as the four horsemen, the heralds of religion s unraveling Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett sat down together over cocktails What followed was a rigorous, pathbreaking, and enthralling exch
From The New York Times bestselling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC, a primer to the critical thinking that is necessary now than ever We are bombarded with information each day than our brains can process especially in election season It s raining bad data,
The Earth is flat, the World Trade Center collapse was a controlled demolition, planes are spraying poison to control the weather, and actors faked the Sandy Hook massacre All these claims are bunk falsehoods, mistakes, and in some cases, outright lies But many people passionately believe one o
Decoding the psychology of believing in conspiracy theories We re all conspiracy theorists some of us just hide it better than others n nConspiracy theorists aren t just a handful of people who wear tin foil hats and have bizarre ideas about shape shifting reptilian aliens Conspiracy theories are
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake10 August 2020 | By Steven Novella | Filed in: skepticism.
An all encompassing guide to skeptical thinking in the popular The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast s dryly humorous, accessible style n nIt s intimidating to realize that we live in a world overflowing with misinformation, bias, myths, deception, and flawed knowledge There really are no ult
n Quacks and pundits beware nThe internet is a powerful beast when it comes to science the answer to any query you may have is just a few keystrokes away But when there are multiple answers from various sources, how do we know what information is reliable In Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules, bestse
In much of the Muslim world, religion is the central foundation upon which family, community, morality, and identity are built The inextricable embedment of religion in Muslim culture has forced a new generation of non believing Muslims to face the heavy costs of abandoning their parents religion
Did you know God forbids the tying of shoelaces on Saturday Or that humans emit an color aura which can only be discerned with a Third Eye That bountiful harvest requires the flinging of a live goat from a church bell tower That instead of wishing upon a star, we can wish upon acow Well into
We live in the Information Age, with billions of bytes of data just two swipes away Yet how much of this is mis or even disinformation A lot of it is, and your search engine can t tell the difference As a result, an avalanche of misinformation threatens to overwhelm the discourse we so desperate
AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors & Unexplained Phenomena10 August 2020 | By Mitchell Moffit | Filed in: skepticism.
From the creators of the wildly popular and seriously scientific YouTube channel, AsapSCIENCE, comes entertaining, irreverent, and totally accessible answers to the questions you never got to ask in science class.Why do we get hung over What would happen if you stopped sleeping Is binge watching T
Whenever the people are well informed, Thomas Jefferson famously wrote, they can be trusted with their own government But what happens when they are not The United States provide a good illustration Politicians pass resolutions denying global warming s existence, that astrology can control th
In his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans belief in life after death, focusing on recent scientific attempts to achieve immortality by radical life extentionists, extropians, transhumanists, cryonicists, and mind uploaders, along with utopians who have attempte
An eye opening tour of the political tricks that subvert scientific progress n nIn 1980, Ronald Reagan created one of the dumbest talking points of all time n n I m not a scientist, but n nSince then, politicians have repeatedly committed egregious transgressions against scientific knowledge pr
This book uses evolutionary psychology as a lens to explain religious violence and oppression The author, a clinical psychologist, examines religious scriptures, rituals, and canon law, highlighting the many ways in which our evolutionary legacy has shaped the development of religion and continues